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    In a broadcast to the nation on Sunday (28 November), King Hussein of Jordan appealed for unity following the assassination of Prime Minister Wasfi Tell.

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    SCU Hussein speaking (SOF IN ARABIC)
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    Initials OS/2237 OS/2248


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    Background: In a broadcast to the nation on Sunday (28 November), King Hussein of Jordan appealed for unity following the assassination of Prime Minister Wasfi Tell.

    Eulogising Mr. Tell, King Hussein said there was only one reply "to all these crimes: I ask everyone of you for more faith in national unity and more adherence to it...."
    King Hussein has now lost his grandfather and two Prime Ministers through assassinations.

    Throughout the country, a seven-day mourning period has been proclaimed, and all Ministries, Government departments, school and public businesses will be closed until Wednesday morning (1 December).

    SYNOPSIS: Jordan's King Hussein made a broadcast to his nation on Sunday, and appealed for national unity following the assassination of Prime Minister Wasfi Tell in Cairo. The 35-year-old Jordanian Monarch eulogised his former Prime Minister in the broadcast, and said there was only one reply to what he termed 'all these crimes'. "I ask every one of you", he said, "for more faith in national unity, and more adherence to it".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3GRQDGPS0AAOS10TEJG6MZSMJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3GRQDGPS0AAOS10TEJG6MZSMJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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